Re: Newbe looking for help........
There is a pin in the cover that lines up with a slot in the clutch arm.
Turn the arm as you install it until it lines up correctly. Once you find the slot, it slides down partway, then another half turn seats it. Once you get the arm in right, your cover should fit again.
Don't forget to install the ball and bar in the center of the sprocket if you removed them, and grease it well.
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
If you can't afford it, build it yourself.